In May 2014 I rode a Raleigh Chopper right up Mont Ventoux, one of the toughest mountain climbs in the Tour de France, overtaking 41 racing cyclists and raising over £5,000 for The FireFlies Tour and beating blood cancer. The ride was reported by Cycling Weekly and many web based publications including Road CC and others. It was also tweeted by James Cracknell, Geoff Thomas and Sir Matthew Pinsent.
This year, from 2pm to 3pm on Saturday 23 May, I will set a new record for the distance ridden in one hour on an unmodified Mark 1 Raleigh Chopper at Palmer Park velodrome in Reading. In setting the new record for The Hour on a Raleigh Chopper I aim to raise as much money as possible for The FireFlies Tour and beating blood cancer.
Please see my blog, here: http://raleigh-chopper-the-hour.blogspot.co.uk